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Diseases reference index «Post-splenectomy syndrome»

Post-splenectomy syndrome

Post-splenectomy syndrome is a group of symptoms and signs that frequently occur after surgical removal of the spleen (splenectomy).

These include:

  • Destruction of red blood cells
  • Increased susceptibility to severe infections, especially with organisms such as Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis
  • Thrombocytosis (increased platelet count, which can cause blood clots)

Alternative Names

Splenectomy - post-surgery syndrome